I don’t know how it happened, but somehow both Nick and I missed seeing Soundgarden in concert before they broke up in 1996. It was one of our biggest regrets. I mean, how were we going to face Mason, Ronan and Reece when they inevitably ask us what it was like to see Soundgarden live? The shame would be almost impossible to live with!
Thank goodness the band saved us by deciding to tour again this year and put on a show at the Gorge. Redemption was in our grasp!
After getting over the shock of paying $170 for two tickets (lame!), we booked our campsite at the Wild Horse Campground and prepared to be stoked. Our friends Scott & Nina happened to be visiting from Sweden and going to the show as well, so we got a double treat.
Soundgarden did not disappoint. The band sounded tight, the staging was awesome, and I can now die a happy woman.
If you’re going out to the Gorge for the weekend, it also pays to do a little sightseeing. It was 96 degrees F both days, so we opted for some short hikes and exploration, instead of bike rides.
Nick got to see the petrified forest for the first time and we found the petroglyphs at the visitor center!